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Certification Course: Trauma and Attachment Treatment for Children and Adolescents



Becoming a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional will demonstrate your passion for and knowledge of treating traumatized children and adolescents.

This Certification Course in Trauma and Attachment Treatment for Children and Adolescents will provide you with the essential skills, proven interventions, and state-of-the-art treatments you need to successfully treat your most challenging clients—children, adolescents and families suffering from trauma and attachment wounds.

Children’s neurology is impacted at the deepest levels of development resulting in emotional, behavioural and psychological problems. When the foundational blocks of attachment are fractured, you face therapeutic roadblocks—innate distrust of others, acting out, avoidance/shutting down, extreme reactivity, self-harm, affect dysregulation, substance abuse, poor boundaries—making successful treatment seem impossible to achieve.

Watch this intensive 2-day recording and learn the most effective tools and techniques to help children and families more fully engage in treatment, identify and express their emotions, manage disturbing thoughts and feelings, and achieve and maintain recovery.

Elevate your practice and improve your ability to:

  • Skillfully integrate proven interventions rooted in EMDR, IFS, Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Unpack children’s history and create a cohesive trauma narrative
  • Use children’s trauma narrative to process attachment disruptions and trauma responses
  • Map children’s problematic behaviour and the parent’s responses to the behaviour
  • Help children identify trauma triggers and develop appropriate, healthy regulation skills
  • Help children overcome fears about connecting in relationships
  • Repair self-destructive patterns, negative limiting beliefs and affect dysregulation
  • Empower families to improve boundaries, discipline and communication
  • Teach families/caregivers concrete, practical ways to repair attachment wounds

Purchase this recording today and feel the joy of setting children, adolescents and families with trauma and attachment wounds on the path to a better life!


Completion of this 2-day course meets ALL the educational hours should you choose to apply for certification as a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).

To learn more about how you can apply for CATP certification and distinguish yourself from other professionals, visit www.traumapro.net.


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.4
Faculty:
Lois Ehrmann
Duration:
12 Hours 03 Minutes
Copyright:
16 Jan, 2020
Product Code:
RNV054660
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 12.0 hours CPD.

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Lois Ehrmann, PhD, LPC, NCC/ACS, is the founder & executive director of The Individual and Family Choices Program in State College, Pennsylvania. She has over 32 years of professional counseling experience and over 18 years of clinical supervision experience. She holds the following credentials: Clinical Supervisor (ACS) & National Certified Counselor (NCC), Registered ATTACh Clinician, Certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist, Certified IFS (CSL) Therapist, Certified EMDR Clinician & Approved Consultant (EMDRIA), and Certified Trauma Specialist (CTTS).

She is also an affiliated assistant professor at Penn State University in the Department of Counselor Education & Supervision since 2004. In the most recent years of teaching she has focused on skill development in masters level counselors and clinical supervision skills for doctoral level professional helpers. Lois is a sought after clinical supervisor in her geographic area and thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring new clinicians. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lois Ehrmann is founder and executive director of The Individual and Family CHOICES Program. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Lois Ehrmann has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  1. Articulate the neurological impact of trauma on attachment in children and adolescents and how current research informs treatment planning.
  2. Differentiate between the clinical presentation of children and adolescents who exhibit insecure vs. secure vs. disorganized attachment.
  3. Implement trauma and attachment assessments to develop observable and measurable treatment plan goals.
  4. Implement the “internal working model” intervention to clarify the client’s attachment category to inform treatment planning.
  5. Operationalize the core treatment goals into measurable objectives in the treatment of trauma and attachment.
  6. Implement the Integrated Attachment and Trauma Timeline Strategy (IATTS) to organize and construct the client’s trauma narrative.
  7. Utilize the client’s trauma narrative to process attachment disruptions and trauma responses.
  8. Apply bilateral tapping to reduce the intensity of strong affect and/or to amplify a strength resource.
  9. Integrate elements of Internal Family Systems psychotherapy to map out a child’s problematic behaviour and the parent’s responses to the behaviour.
  10. Utilize bibliotherapy to teach children, adolescents and families the concepts of Internal Family Systems psychotherapy to improve treatment outcomes.
  11. Integrate resource tapping (EMDR) into Attachment Focused Family Therapy to increase the strength of attachment and healthy regulation in children, adolescents and families.
  12. Teach clients mindfulness-based breath work, guided imagery and sensory awareness to improve affect regulation.

Outline

Attachment Theory and Attachment Therapy
  • Recent influences in attachment theory and therapy
  • Attachment importance in the development of the healthy individual
  • Attachment styles vs. disorganized attachment
  • Neuroscience supporting bottom-up therapeutic strategies
  • DSM-5®: Classification of trauma and stressor-related disorders

Neurological Impact of Trauma and Attachment

  • How the research informs treatment
  • Trauma is stored/stuck in the right hemisphere
  • Chronic activation of the fight/flight/freeze response (Amygdala issues)
  • The reason for the stuckness
  • Cortisol and its impact on cognitive impairment

Indicators of Trauma and Attachment Disruption

  • Common diagnostic mistakes
  • Characteristics of the children and adults
  • View attachment as a continuum

Assessments for Trauma and Attachment Wounds: Case Studies and Video Sessions

  • Protocol to assess the strength and health of the parental/caregiver system
  • Most effective scales, measures and instruments
  • Methods to explain the internal working model of the child to the parent/caregiver
  • Diagnostic considerations/Differential diagnosis
    • Complex Trauma, Complex PTSD, Developmental Trauma, Disorganized Attachment, Reactive Attachment Disorder

Translate Trauma and Attachment Goals into SMART Objectives

  • Core treatment goals
    • Relational factors between client/therapist and child/parent/caregiver
    • Dismantling the individual’s unhealthy negative internal working model
    • Increase the level of affective mastery
    • Reduce distancing defenses
    • Increase attachment within healthy relationships and for adults with their own children
    • Containment of rage, anger and pain so that resolution can occur
  • How to operationalize goals into measurable objectives

The Integrated Attachment and Trauma Timeline Strategy (IATTS): Help Children and Families Unpack Their History

  • A guide to move from assessment to treatment
  • Techniques to clarify and construct the client’s cohesive narrative
  • Methods to “chunk” overwhelming and disorganized historical material
  • Integrates with evidence-based treatment modalities
    • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • Attachment-Focused Family Therapy
    • Bibliotherapy
    • Expressive Therapies and Somatic Psychotherapy

TECHNIQUES WITH CASE STUDIES: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER WITH PRACTICE TIME!
A Child Who Had No Safety

  • A view of Attachment-Focused Family Therapy
  • Healthy vs. disrupted attachment/bonding cycle
  • Intersubjectivity and Attunement: What being in sync does/does not look like
  • PACE: Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy
  • Co-regulation of affect and co-creation of experiences

When Traumatized Children are Broken into Many Parts

  • Secure vs. anxious and avoidant attachment styles
  • Disorganized attachment: Recognize the signs
  • How attachment impacts parent-child dyads
  • Integrate IFS into Attachment-Focused Family Therapy
  • Parts work through sand tray, art strategies and puppetry

Full of Rage with No Where to Go

  • Integrate EMDR into Attachment-Focused Family Therapy
  • Teach parents and children resource tapping and positive self-talk
  • Use tapping as part of imaginal nurturing
  • Calming and self-regulating strategies from EFT
  • Naming feelings with bilateral drumming

Parts that Children Wall Off

  • Terrified of being terrified
  • The freeze of the fight-flight-freeze trauma response
  • Help children understand their own thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences

The Rage that Comes from Physical Abuse

  • When children reenact the trauma of abuse
  • See the positive intention in all parts
  • Teach compassion, curiosity, calmness and connectedness through expressive therapies

When Parents and Children Both Have Activated Parts

  • Activation Parts Map: Z-Process
  • Naming and witnessing the activated parts
  • Helping the parts understand each other

Protecting Sibling and Self in Foster Care

  • Protector parts activity/worksheet
  • Teach children to use their inner imagination to work with their part
  • Transform terror into trust

Repair the Fracture with Adoptive Parents

  • Clarify the trauma and negative internal working model
  • Parts mapping: Teach parts concepts to children and parents
  • Integrate Bibliotherapy into IFS
  • Assist parents how to engage in self-led parenting

Other Trauma-Specific Evidence-based Treatment Modalities

  • What they are used for and why clients seem to respond well
  • Sensorimotor psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based approaches including breath work and imagery
  • Biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback
  • Limitations of the related research and risks of each approach

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Certified Case Managers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children

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